12400 SW 62 AVE
Pinecrest, FL 33156
After Gables, I partied my way through Daytona Beach Community College for the next couple of years. University of Florida followed then San Francisco State to close out the sixties. Remember the “summer of love” and The Stones Concert in Altamont? I was there. Not that I can give anyone a very accurate account of those years as they were a bit more than hazy considering I was stoned or drunk most of the time.
The next decade I was primarily a gangster still maintaining my status as a drunk and addict. I use the word gangster because the dictionary defines my behavior as such but it was more because I was too irresponsible to behave in a manner worthy of respectable employment. In fact, let’s just say I was unemployable.
The eighties had a period of time spent locked in a cage. It was more of a rescue than an incarceration. Whatever the case, I got clean & sober in 85 and through the grace of God I have remained that way ever since. In the mid-eighties I went into the car business and continue in that capacity to this date.
Twenty five years ago my famous uncle Bebe introduced me to the Boys and Girls Club of Miami-Dade of which I proudly serve on the Executive Board of Directors. I am especially proud to announce to the world that we will soon break ground on a new facility in South Dade which the Rebozo Foundation has committed $5,000,000 to fund. I fully expect we will add an additional 4,000 high risk children to the already 13,000 children we serve. The Boys and Girls club of Miami is truly one of the finest organizations with which to be involved. We get more bang for the dollar than any 501C in America. We have great leaders in the trenches. I am sure many of you are aware of it.
For more than a decade now I have been taking the message of recovery into the local prisons on a weekly basis. As a consequence of that I met somebody I liked. Me! For the past three years, my most fruitful to date, I have accepted the position of volunteer “advanced math teacher” at the local state penitentiary in Florida City. Lofty eh? I can honestly say I enjoy every minute of my time in that prison.
I am blissfully married to a little lady that I used to chase around in the 5th grade. We have been together for the past 25 years. We have 5 grandchildren of which two will be heading off to College soon. Every morning I start the day with the early Mass at St. Louis Church in Pinecrest which almost always guarantees me a good day. As a matter of fact, I pretty much enjoy every day. I guess most of us do at our age. For enjoyment we travel. Most every year we take a trip to some country we have not yet explored. I look forward to attending the 50th High school reunion in 2012 if I am still on the green side of the grass. I expect I will see a lot of you there.